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Lawmakers consider spending $70 million for office building to house Anchorage delegation

...about $3.4 million a year. Purchasing the building is expected to cost the state about $70 million, Legislative Council chairman Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said after the council met Monday evening.The Legislature paid $7.5 million...
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Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015

...Reached at home in Fairbanks Wednesday, Klass said though she was in the room when her husband got the call from arts council chairman Ben Brown, Soos didn't tell her what had been said before handing her the phone, and she was completely taken...
Work starts on road to Tanana

...Tribal Council, downstream of Tanana, all approved resolutions of support for the project.However, Tanana Tribal Council Chairman Curtis Sommer told the newspaper that support in the town is about evenly split.He has concerns the road will bring...
Alaska faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

...Legislative Council meeting Wednesday, though not all the details were provided. It wasn't until after the meeting that council chairman Mike Hawker identified the lawmaker as Keller and said bullets were among the items Keller had tried to ship.The...
Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget subcommittee of the Legislative Council recommended.The $44 million remodel was launched after Legislative Council Chairman Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican, signed a no-bid, 10-year lease extension.Hawker's Democratic...
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...steps to expel two men whose actions contributed to the homicides and who have threatened other community members, council Chairman Curtis Sommer said."This is the only way we have to remove individuals who are - how do we say it? - who are...
Sitka Tribe awarded $250,000 Kellogg grant

...said.STA was among 30 organizations from 18 states to share in the $13.7 million in Kellogg grants.STA Tribal Council Chairman Michael Baines said the council voted 6-0 at Wednesday night's meeting to accept the grant award. Voting in...
Lawmakers pleased with trip to D.C.

...the Bakken shale formation, a major site of oil and gas development in the United States.Stedman is the Energy Council chairman through this summer. The chairmanship rotates among veteran lawmakers who participate in the Energy Council.Rep...
Legislators receive raise that doubles interim pay

...legislative duties pull them away from their regular jobs, said Rep. Pete Kott, R-Eagle River and Legislative Council chairman. Kott collected $3,315 in per diem pay last year but said he's not diligent about sending in claims. "Half...
Four in Juneau vie for fish council seat

...Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. "Whoever takes his spot has big shoes to fill," said Stephanie Madsen, council chairman and vice president of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association. Loescher is an industrial research consultant...


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